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Activity at Viera?

Discussion in 'Special Sessions, Events, and Tour Announcements' started by BillW, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. BillW

    BillW

    375
    Apr 16, 2006
    Orlando, Florida
    What sort of activity is going on at The Viera wetlands these days?
     
  2. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    I haven't been out in around 10 days. The last time out it was extremely slow. This was about a week after Fay and they had just done a lot of grass cutting and defoliaiton.

    The # of birds were low. I saw a few GBHs, tri-colors, great egrets, moorhens, bbwds, and coots. There was a wood duck which was unusual though.

    I did not see much hunting activity. There might have been a fish kill after Fay (the water gets oxygenated and the fish die) which could account for the minimal activity.
     
  3. Bolts

    Bolts

    May 7, 2007
    Tampa, Florida
    Jess mentioned yesterday that some birds are starting to show up, including the bald eagles and many warblers. The caracara parents do not currently have any babies.

    Hopefully, she'll chime in here.
     
  4. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    I'll be getting out there some time next week and report back.
     
  5. BillW

    BillW

    375
    Apr 16, 2006
    Orlando, Florida
    Thanks Harry and Pia;
    I am thinking of going over on Saturday. Things have been slow over here also.
     
  6. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Went out his morning and the activity has picked up some. The eagle is back. She was perched on her regular tree for a good half an hour this AM. There were a few pairs of GBHs acting rowdy. I saw great and snowy egrets, green, little blue and tri-color herons.
    I also saw a limpkin, moorhens, grebes, anhingas, a kingfisher, ospreys, teals, and a caracara. Not up to Viera's best but not too shabby. Oh, almost forgot, another photographer got a shoot of a king rail a few days ago.
     
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